Cinderella, 1922. Tha Laugh O Gram Studios. Don't think international conglomerates with banks of computers making highly sophisticated and realistic animation. Instead, think of a couple of cartoonists, in this case, in Kansas City who get together and start to draw simple animations of fairy stories. The drawings are simple and fluid and really a lot of fun. These cartoons needed almost a thousand laboriously drawn pictures for each minute of film. The cartoonists were Ub Iderks and Walt... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: disney, fairy tale, Iwerks
THE BRAVE TIN SOLDIER very closely follows the original story by the Brothers Grimm. A one-legged tin soldier is cruelly mocked by other toys because of his deformity. The soldier falls in love with a toy ballerina who is desired by the toy king. The king exercises his military power to get the girl for himself. The tale ends tragically, with a surprisingly graphic execution by firing squad. This is probably too violent and weird for little kids. The cartoon itself is very nicely animated,... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: ANIMATION, CARTOON, FAIRY TALE, IWERKS, CINECOLOR
Little Boy Blue and Scarecrow sing and dance, Little Bo Peep and her sheep join in. Black Sheep cries "wolf", which causes problems when a real wolf shows up. Animation by U. B. Iwerks. ( 12 reviews ) Topics: little bo peep, little boy blue, fairy tale
This puppet-animation is from 1948 and created by the Dutch puppet-animation factory "Dollywood", raised by Joop Geesink. It is in techni-color with a soundtrack. The story is a fairy tale about a kingdom and a young prince which is cursed by a witch and gets a beard. Nobody can cut this beard and all men in the kingdom should have a beard. Then, when the child-prince is about 18 years old they find a solution in a Philips Philishave. Very funny fairy tale and marvelous... Topics: philips, philishave, advertising, puppet, animation, joop geesink, dollywood, fairy tale, sprookje,...